Lisette A. Arguello

CLAZ Brokerage Services

13050 Richmond Avenue
Houston, TX 77082

Cell: 281-531-5725   
Phone: 281-531-5725 
Fax: 281-531-4504

Housing Trends

August 2010

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Broad Stabilization in Second Quarter Metro Area Home Prices with Strong Sales

Washington, August 11, 2010 The trend in firming home prices solidified in the second quarter with more metropolitan areas showing increases from a year ago, aided by a surge in home sales driven by the home buyer tax credit, according to the latest survey by the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

House Passes Flood Insurance Reform Bill That Extends Program to 2015

Washington, July 15, 2010 The House today approved a flood insurance reform bill that would reauthorize the National Flood Insurance Program to September 30, 2015, a provision strongly supported by the National Association of Realtors®. More... Read more

National housing indicators

Existing home sales ()

5.37 million units*

Existing home median price ()


Housing Starts ()

549,000 units*

New home sales ()

330,000 units*

*Seasonally adjusted annual rate. Source: NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®.

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Home ownership

2nd Qtr 10


2nd Qtr 09


The homeownership rate in the second quarter 2010 (66.9 percent) was lower than the second quarter 2009 rate (67.4 percent). In the South and West, the homeownership rates were lower than a year ago, while the Northeast and Midwest showed no significant change from corresponding second quarter 2009 rates.

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Sales of new one-family houses in June 2010 were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 330,000. This is 23.6% above the revised May 2010 estimate of 267,000.


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Home Ownership matters…to people, to communities, and to America. Why? • For every two homes sold, one job is created in the U.S. • Each purchase generates as much as $60,000 in economic activity over time. Read more

Buying is now cheaper than renting in 74 percent of the nation’s largest cities. Low home prices and “rock-bottom” interest rates as well as tax advantages of homeownership are the reasons why it’s now cheaper to BUY a 2-bdrm home than to rent one. Check out this CNN Money article with the details. Read more

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